Everything done ,house tidy and little ones in bed,think i will sit and watch the telly for a bit waiting for teen 1 to get home from work ,that was the plan .Jaboo had been off her food in the day so a spoon of Calpol and she seemed fine ,then e.g shouted "mummy Jaboo is crying " i went up the stairs and whoa, she was radiating heat like i have never known in all my children.I picked her up and she stared to cough and splutter and then she was sick. After i had stripped her to her nappy, she went so floppy and was squinting at the light,my heart at this point was racing and i had to check for 'the rash' ,she had heat blotches on her chest and i took her downstairs where daddy had prepared cold flannels. That was not received well by the still floppy child and we at this point were contemplating dialling 999. After a few Min's and a spoonful of calpol she seemed less floppy and more settled , it is every parents nightmare the complications of a high temperature and what it could turn into .
Thankfully within 30 Min's she was giggly and in 45Min's was dancing on the lounge floor, children have the ability to be very ill one minute and dancing around the next.
I can say i have now three more wrinkles than i had before and for a few moments felt completely inadequate as a parent, i am sure this i a virus that will pass but it certainly shook me up .